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Hi I'm Vince

I grew up in New Hampshire(USA). I'm an electrical engineer turning chiropractor. I'm a child of God, Christian, Mormon and Saint.

About Me

I grew up with a very math and science oriented brain. I chose to become an electrical engineer and enjoyed doing that. In the process I picked up two hobbies - ballroom dancing and health. I won several metals ballroom dancing and I avidly read and study health and religion books. I met my wife in Austin, Texas and after some time, and with a little help from ballroom dancing, started dating her. I proposed six months later and we were married in the San Antonio, Texas temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's about two years later now and we have recently had our first child. I have a strong love for learning and have come to love many subjects that I did not even like when I was younger including writing. I occasionally write on a blog about my favorite topics of health and religion. My studies of health have since prevailed over engineering and, with the support of my wife, I am going back to school to become a chiropractor.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Hampshire where the church was very small. I was in the minority. My parents, who grew up Catholic and Episcopalian, put me in a private Catholic school. They wanted me to be exposed to other religions to see a contrast with other faiths. I read the Book of Mormon and knew that it was true. I joined the church when I was 8 years old and have never regretted it. In school I knew more about religion than my classmates and felt that I knew more simple truths than my teachers. As I learned more about God, I saw my prayers being answered, even the little ones, and over time have learned a little of how God works. I have learned how to discern truth that comes from the Spirit of God from my own ideas and from things that are false. I have been protected from harm and comforted when my life feels very difficult. I have received revelations from God in my life which has instructed me on things that I need to do and has answered questions and clarified truths in ways that cause me to have a stronger desire to do good and to become better.

How I live my faith

I worship the Lord Jesus Christ and as I have come to learn of His atoning grace (His enabling power), I have come to know that He gives me grace in order to give grace to others. I started to teach others of God's divine grace while I was young and then full time for two years as a missionary in France and Belgium. I know that God has an interest in uplifting all of His children both physically and spiritually. I feel that when I am working I am building up the kingdom of God in ways that most people don't consider. For example, as a painter I made people's houses more beautiful. As an electrical engineer I helped people explore new technologies. As a husband I help my wife accomplish her desires. I serve in church to uplift the lives of those I serve - either by teaching or working with them. I have helped friends understand principles of financial freedom. God wants us to learn how to live in and enjoy a physical and communal body. As a chiropractor I will help people to relearn how to have good health and enjoy their bodies. In the past I have volunteered to help clean streets in my community, teach students math and clear debris after a hurricane. When I see someone struggling I make it a point to help them. I stand ready for the call to get up and work to uplift those around me even if it is someone I don't know.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Vince
Mormons believe in the Bible because it testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and we need the Bible to teach us of His life and ministry in Jerusalem. In it we learn of the gospel of Christ and see the hand of God, His patterns and promises which we need to understand a larger picture of the plan that He has for us. Some people believe that we do not believe in the Bible or that we think that the Book of Mormon replaced the Bible. This is not true. A Book of Mormon prophet testified that the Bible would come and of its importance as seen in a vision: "The book that thou beholdest [the Bible] is a record of the Jews, which contains the covenants of the Lord, which he hath made unto the house of Israel; and it also containeth many of the prophecies of the holy prophets." (Nephi, a prophet in the Book of Mormon) The purpose of the Book of Mormon is to testify that the Bible is true and contains the gospel of Christ: "Repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus, and lay hold upon the gospel of Christ, which shall be set before you, not only in this record [the Book of Mormon] but also in the record [the Bible] which shall come unto the Gentiles from the Jews, which record shall come from the Gentiles unto you. For behold, this [the Book of Mormon] is written for the intent that ye may believe that [the Bible]." (Mormon, a prophet in the Book of Mormon) Show more Show less